Good morning Ladies and welcome to my first post of September! I didnt post last weekend . The weather has definitely cooled off since even before labor day. It actually produced a light frost Thursday morning . It seems way to early but that is Minnesota!
Last weekend was pretty quiet for Labor day weekend , our driveway which is blacktop has been dropping down below the concrete garage floor for a few years had been creating a bump as you drive in of about 2 inches. So the husband started cutting it out 3 feet out on Saturday the 5th with help by all of us ! it went really well . Then yesterday new concrete was poured so it is level now, We cant drive on it for 7 days though! A small sacrafice !
On Sunday we had friends over and did a bonfire. It was a fun night of laughter and memories. On Monday we went to a local park for a nature walk , we took our dog along, it was nice to get out and stretch.
The kids started distant learning on Tuesday , it went really well ! They also did it on Wednesday, then Thursday Friday it was in class learning. Their class is divided into two groups Cohort 1 Goes to school 2 days then cohort 2 for the following 2 days. the class sizes are small as a result when they are in school which is an advantage for the teacher . When at home they have school i pads to work with to get assignments done. It works for now, I hope they can get back full time safely in the new year.
Our older boys had their first games in flag football this week! It was nice seeing them in the team setting and both did really well.
This weekend is starting out wet so we will see what we get up to!
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Good morning Ladies ! I missed out on posting last week, please forgive me! On August 15th we went to the mall of America with our old neighbor Brandon and his Girlfriend . We had dinner at Wahlbergers restaurant and then proceeded to the comedy club on the top floor. Their first date was at the comedy club . When the show was over Brandon got down on one knee and proposed to Josie! It was so sweet , she was overcome with emotion and there were lots of happy tears , and she said yes!! We were in on the little scheme beforehand and it was lovely to share in the moment.
The rest of the weekend went pretty normal . The kids continue to get ready for back to school. They are doing 2 days at school and 3 days distant Learning. I hope it goes as smooth as possible! They have most of the items on the list purchased already for the start of school.
Last Saturday the boys earned some money landscaping with the afforementioned Brandon at his new house. It is good for them to learn that work has its rewards and they got payed very well, alot more than I could have dreamed of at their age!
On Sunday our new neighbors came over as a family for ice cream and get to know you chat! We layed out a bunch of toppings that we purchased and it was so good! It nearly looked like I wanted to impress the neighbors, right?! The kids had played together a few times since they moved in August 1st, their daughter and our son are going to be in the same class in school which is nice. I think we will get along good with them.
This week the older boys started football for the first time. It is flag football which is non tackle , I am grateful for that! They did very well for their first try and have a few more practice sessions and games coming up. Today is going to be one of projects around the house and the ever present Laundry!
Good morning Ladies ! How are you all doing? We had a pretty nice week so far, there were some days really humid and some cooler. Last night we had a big thunderstorm and areas close to here had downed trees. It is calm this morning and expecting a lovely day. It is 57 right now and a high will be 73 degrees.
Last weekend was nice and relaxing I got a bunch of laundry done and some house projects sorted while everyone was out and about . The kids cousin Tyler came and stayed for 3 days from Saturday until Tuesday. It is the first time he felt ok being away from his family!
We are continuing to get ready for back top school with items being purchased ( a new addition this year is masks , who would have thought!
We had our old neighbor ( seems strange to say ) Brandon along with his daughter and his Girlfriend over for dinner on Thursday. It was a nice evening , and we got to catch up. We are going out on a double date night tonight with them and we are in on a little secret that Brandon is planning For his girlfriend , shhh!
I have been following Courtney Byers on her blog a Byers guide for about 4 years now . She does lifestyle and fashion posts and is the sweetest! On Thursday May 14th Courtney and her husband Jake became the proud first time parents to the gorgeous Scarlett Victoria who weighed in at 6 ib 5 ozs. Courtney has been excited to be a Mom since she was a little girl and that wish came true with the birth of her baby girl.
Courtney continues to post a lot of lovely life updates as Scarlett gets bigger in a very loving home. Here is a mother’s day post from Courtney to Scarlett, it is just beautiful! She is now 3 months old! Thank you Courtney for allowing me to feature you this week!
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Good morning Ladies , how are you doing? We have had a beautiful week of weather, lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s. There was also very little humidity. I hope you are experiencing nice weather too.
Last weekend was pretty quiet , we did have new neighbors move in after our old one moved out, They are really nice with two girls, 11 and 7. I expect we will get to know them as time goes on.
We found out the schedule for school this fall, they will go to school 2 days and learn from home 3 days to start. I am glad they get some days back as it is important for kids to be in a classroom setting. They start on the 31st of this month. I believe they will be fine with all the precautions taking place.
On Thursday our 10 and 7 year old boys went with their Grandparents camping for two days. They have a camper that they pull behind their vehicle and are by a nice lake. We will pick them up later today.
Our Daughter is excited, as on Wednesday she gets her braces off. It has been a long period of patience for a 13 year old but she will be rewarded for it!
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Have a beautiful weekend and week ahead, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies! I hope you are all doing well since I last posted, life has been so busy and its hard to keep up sometimes. We are in a heatwave at the moment, 90s with a heat index in the 100s since Yesterday. I am not the biggest fan of humidity but I will deal with it!
On Friday the 2nd our oldest, Dana, celebrated her 13th Birthday !! Now for the fun years, right?!
On the 3rd of July 4th weekend, , we had some work done , we had a patio door , kitchen and bedroom window replaced. They were in bad shape especially in the winter letting the cold in. We have others to fix but will do it gradually.
Our annual parade was cancelled on the 4th so we just stayed home. That night a group of neighbors set off fireworks that entertained everyone .
Our little guy had an eye doctor appointment on the 5th and it turns out he is far sighted ! He will have glasses as he starts kindergarten. He might not need them permanently, we will see with subsequent visits.
Last weekend was relatively quiet, we had a bonfire on the Friday night and stayed home . On Thursday this week we got new garage doors, operators were not working good for a while. We did take out from a local restaurant on Friday night. Yesterday was nice and relaxing, We did online Church this morning. Before I forget, my neighbor Patricia gave birth to their 4th child Paul David on Friday night . They have 2 Girls and 2 boys now!
Our puppy is growing so big, he will be 5 months on Aug. 1st.I think you are up to date!
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Good morning Ladies , how are you today? I missed out on my post last week, after the events that took place against George Floyd 25 miles away from where I live , and the subsequent riots I did not have the will to write a post. This man did not deserve to be treated in such a terrible way which led to his death. It just takes one bad apple to give the police a bad name , where as 99% of them are professional and do their job properly. May George rest in peace in God’s Kingdom.
The restrictions are starting to loosen up throughout our state. The restaurants started having patio and sidewalk dining on Monday which is huge for the owners in maintaining their businesses. Further loosening is taking place next week.
Last weekend we did some yardwork. The grass was cut and edged. Then our daughter babysat and we went to the home improvement store to get concete edging pieces for around our two trees and put mulch inside. We also got edging pavers for under our deck but they are not installed yet.
The kids are enjoying the pool this last 2 weeks since set up. They are officially finished with school now . There were drive thru parades to make it feel more special .
Last weekend it was confirmed that my Sister and her family will not be joining us this summer on vacation. I knew it was coming but they will rearrange it for next year.
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Good morning Ladies! I am coming to you from a wet and cooler Minnesota today. We had some really nice weather during the week up until Yesterday when the rain started. But it will be great for the plants and flowers to bloom.
we finished our first full week as a puppy family and it is going pretty good. Tucker is full of life as you would expect for a 9 week old puppy. He did have a few accidents in the house but we are working on those. He is confined to one room at the moment as well as our back yard . The kids are happy to have him !
On Tuesday night when we closed the garage for the night there was a loud thud as it was finishing closing . We went to investigate and it was tight to the ground on one side and 6 inches up on the other. The cable on one side that operates it snapped . We secured the door for the night and the next day the garage door company came and fixed it. Luckily we didn’t need to be anywhere or get the cars out!
On Friday we did take out from a local restaurant and I am glad to say they are doing well ! Its good to see gradual restrictions in other areas being lifted .
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Good morning Ladies! Welcome to a sunny Minnesota of 57f . It is supposed to turn to rain later so as I type it is nice looking out at our backyard covered in sun.
Last Weekend was pretty relaxing with some house projects getting done . We did online Church again. We also learned that our Pastor was asked by our Bishop to take over a different parish in our Diocese and after much reflection he accepted the position . We will be sad to lose him but he said the new Priest coming in is highly thought of! On Mothers day the kids gifted a Dunkin donuts ( they just call it dunkin now I know but old habits…!) cup and a tasty cake along with a card!
On Thursday there was a car parade at the kids school so they got to see some of their friend’s from a distance. They also wanted to try the school lunch a few days for something different , you get it to go.
From Monday stores and especially small businesses will be allowed to open here. They have been hurting and with restrictions will be a big lifeline to them . Also gatherings of 10 or less will be permitted. How is everyone else holding up?
Our new Puppy Tucker with one of his toys!
We might put our our above ground pool Today ! It will be a great attraction for the kids if we get to have the water warm for a week or so.
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Wishing you a fabulous weekend, I hope you get out for a walk or maybe a bike ride, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies and happy March to you all! The weather here is turning for the better with warmer temperatures on the way. The blanket of snow we have had since early December is slowly melting. So maybe Spring is on it’s way. I will not get too carried away though, the last two months of March in 2018 and 2019 have given us over 20 inches each!
I missed writing my post last week(Sorry all!!) On the Friday 28th we went in both our vehicles to pick up our new sectional couch for the living room. It was at a furniture store 30 minutes away and they loaded It for us. Our Daughter was babysitting so we had a dinner date at a local countryside restaurant on the way back . It is nice to get husband and wife dates sometimes . We got it all inside after we got home and set it up. There was one snag however, one of the sections had two inch feet supplied instead of 4 inch so they are sending the correct ones by mail.
Our new sectional couch , ottoman and rug
Saturday 29th , I leapt straight into doing Laundry(Sorry I’m terrible I know!) In the evening we went to a local taphouse we had not tried before, it was very busy and the food delicious. On Sunday after Church they had the monthly pancake breakfast. Also last weekend our youngest lost his first tooth , and when I say he lost it , I mean we dont know where it went! It was missing on Saturday morning, we figured he might have swallowed It!I think we will have a low key weekend, I have to make plans to meet with friends one of these weekends!
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Good morning Ladies! ( it is 11.58am!) I hope you are all doing well as we get towards the end of the month. After some snow on Tuesday , and cold temps afterwards ( minus 15 again on Thursday) we are now having sun and 36F today which feels like a heatwave !
Thank you for all the well wishes and concern as I was fighting the cold, I have to say I am pretty much over it. Our 1st grader though had to leave school on Thursday and take Friday off with similar symptons.
Last weekend was one of housework and clean up in general. ( Early spring cleaning!) There was a lot of laundry to get through also. I did get to take our youngest out to a playplace that has many fun slides and trampolines . They actually sell all sets but you can pay a fee to use them indoors away from the elements. He had a fun time.
my Valentines day flowers!
On Sunday we went to Church , then the older boys went to an adventure place called rock and jump with their friends and their Mom. The week went by fast despite the cold. Last night our neighbor and his daughter came over for dinner and a few drinks for the Dad!
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It has a tanked bodice and ruched pleat skirt. I would definitely be pairing this with a cardigan!
Good morning Ladies, I hope you are doing well! We are warming up here after getting down to minus 15 F ( minus 26 C ) on Thursday and Friday. It was sooo cold! It is 25f now which will feel great when I step outside . WE got about 5 inches of snow last Saturday into Sunday . Last Saturday evening we went out for a double date with our neighbor Brandon and his Girlfriend Josette ( I heard on the grapevine she might become more than that soon….!) We went to a Mexican restaurant about 15 minutes away and after that went to a brewpub we like where they offer board games , we played apples to apples which is so fun! We got home in time before the snow started. Sunday we were able to get out too Church, attendance was down a bit though.
This week went pretty normal , I am taking it easy as I have a head cold and some coughing . The boys are going to a movie this afternoon with their Great-aunt , they love it as she spoils them! I hope you all had a nice St. Valentines day!
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Good morning Ladies and happy Sunday to you! Welcome to February and a step closer to Spring. According to Punxsatawney Phil (breaking news!) Spring is on the way! All I know is that there is always 6 more weeks of Winter in Minnesota ! I have to say though it is an unusual Winter this year , there is plenty of snow on the ground but the temperature right now is 45F . I will take it. Yesterday February 1st was the first day of Spring in Ireland and by mid February the Daffodils are starting to rise from the ground.
As I said in my last post our little guy stayed home from preschool on Monday . We took him to the doctor and turns out he had a sinus infection , he is on medication and doing much better. Our Daughter got a nice surprise Yesterday ( I knew already in advance!) when her Grandparents surprised her with a trip to Las Vegas! ( they will be keeping her away from the casino’s !!) It is more family friendly these days. They leave on Thursday night February 13th and return on the 17th . They plan on taking each Grandchild somewhere as they get older.
Yesterday was a quiet day at home, this morning we went to Church and had a pancake breakfast afterwards, so good! We will watch the superbowl later , I will root for Kansas City as my friend Courtney and her husband Jake are fans and are attending the game!
Good morning Ladies ! I hope you are having a nice day. I was busy Yesterday and did not get to post. Last weekend we watched some football ( congrats to the Kansas city Chiefs Courtney!) on Sunday after Church. We definitely had a relaxing day ! The Monday to Friday routine was pretty normal until Friday when our little guy had to stay home from preschool suffering from the flu. Saturday early was a day of laundry (yay!) And kids play dates., picking some up and dropping some off! On Saturday evening we went to Applebee’s to meet my mother and father-in-law, and my brother-in-law and his wife and kids. They were in the area after attending the boat show. I am still not sure if they are going to purchase! We will see in the months ahead. On Sunday after church our six-year-old went to his friends birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. They always have a good time there. Now you are up to date!
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Good morning ladies! On this the third weekend of the New Year I am finally writing a new post . I am sorry I did not get to write over the last few weekends I have been having laptop issues. I got a new laptop but did not like it so send it back. My next one is due to arrive on Tuesday so for now I am writing this from my cell phone. The last few weekends have been busy.
On New Year’s Eve we stayed home and had some friends over. They brought their kids and we played a bunch of board games which was so fun. They did not stay to ring in the New Year as it was getting late for the kids. On January 2nd the kids went back to school and everything was back to normal.
Last weekend we visited the kids great-grandparents( my in-laws) the one Great Grandma fell and broke her arm a while after Thanksgiving and we had not got to see her. So we seen her and her husband, and we drove about 10 miles and got to see the other great grandma. It was 8:00 in the evening when we got home but it was a very worthwhile day.
On Monday night during a snowstorm we went to see our daughter sing for her school choir performance. She is 7th grade , and they are getting better all the time! Today we received our new grey sectional couch for the basement! It looks great and finishes off the improvements we made there .
Please rate out of 10 this ruffle frill floral print wrap dress see hereShout out! To my wonderful mom who turns 82 years old today ❤❤❤
Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your weekend, Terri xo.
Good morning ladies! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Temperatures have started to improve since last week it is 19 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 Celsius. It is a warm-up! By tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the late thirties .
Last Sunday after church that was a Christmas party with a light lunch and the kids got to make over 20 different crafts. They had fun gluing and glittering and pinning on various items!
This week has been busy with last-minute Christmas preparation. The kids finished school yesterday, we went to see our Pre-K son perform in the little Christmas Pageant, it was cute. The kids also brought little gifts for their teachers in appreciation for all they do.
We will leave at around noon on Christmas Eve to go to my in-laws for Christmas . We usually go to Christmas Eve church and then stay over the following day. What are your plans for Christmas?
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Wishing you a merry and blessed Christmas Terri xoxo
Good morning ladies ! How are you today? As I type it is -6f or -22c with sun. It is the same minus temps it was last week with an ever increasing blanket of snow forming on the ground . We had a few small snowfalls during the week . At least the sun is shining , I will take that small victory!
Last weekend was pretty quiet for me , with housework and a little shopping. The week up until Friday was pretty uneventful . We went to our local Mexican restaurant on Friday night , taking our daughter’s Friend with us. Saturday Morning there was more housework ( go figure!) In the afternoon we went to the mall to meet the extended family . ( my father -in-law arranged a guys night out at the monster jam truck event at the vikings stadium ) and the Girls hungout at the mall for a few hours . Win win for everyone ! It was close to midnight when we got home after the two groups met up again . Today after Church there is an arts and crafts Christmas party for the kids.
My Christmas decor: as promised to you who asked here are pics of our Christmas decorations !
I hope you enjoyed a look into our home !
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Have a fabulous week , Christmas is creeping up on us , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies ! I am a day late writing this week , I got a little busy yesterday with the kids and household stuff. Last Sunday after Church we surprised the kids by telling them we were going to Great wolf Lodge Waterpark for the day and staying overnight in the hotel! They were very excited , they had Monday off school, an extension of the Thanksgiving weekend. We packed up and arrived there at 3 pm, the room wasn’t ready until 4pm but they wanted to go in the park so badly they changed in the locker rooms . I waited until we got to the room to get into my swimsuit though.
We swam , tubed , slid, paddled for an hour and a half then went to Perkins for dinner . Then it was back until 9pm when the waterpark closes. We came back to the room cleaned up watched some tv then eventually sleep ! The room had two sets of bunkbeds and a queen for us. We used the park again the next morning after having breakfast and had to then check out by 11am. There was a lot of fun had! Tuesday was back to normal for all . The week went by quickly to Friday . We are having a quiet weekend , the kids had some playdates Friday and Saturday , Our Daughter had a sleepover Friday night.
Today after Church our monthly Pancake breakfast takes place. It is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary .
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Good afternoon ladies! It is the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and we survived yet again hosting for our family !On Monday afternoon we both went to the elementary school to see our son play the ukulele in their last session for the year. He likes it and is interested in getting his very own. Tuesday was spent getting the house spick and span ( well more spick and span than usual!) in anticipation for people coming on Thursday.
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning it snowed 5 inches , the kids had the day off anyway which was good. Last minute items were picked up to be ready for the big day. The kids stayed up late watching a movie which helped them sleep in the next morning. We did a bunch of food prep and people started arriving around 10.30 . They had dishes to heat up after driving . There were 16 in total including us 6. It was a lovely time together with good food . We are all thankful for another year together. People left by 6pm and it was a quieter house again ( its never totally quiet here!)
I did not go black Friday shopping . Instead on Friday morning we transformed the house from fall to Christmas decorations, and put up the tree. The kids helped this year in a big way. They were excited to! We baked Christmas cookies trying to start a tradition going forward . They were all decorated in unique ways by the kids. Our neighbor Maddi came over to help also ( she is 6 months younger than our Daughter and her parents split a few years back unfortunately and spends 7 days at each house) We had Lasanga in the evening and maddi and her Dad joined us for it. We got another 4 inches of snow overnight , so it truly is a winter wonderland all before December 1st!
SHOUTOUT!!! This is for Courtney and her Husband Jake who through her blog announced she is pregnant and are expecting their first child in May See her post here congratulations to both of you!
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Good morning Ladies, how are you today ? It started out with a heavy frost and now has changed to beautiful sunshine here and a temp of 37 which feels nice . ( I know some of you think that sounds crazy !) Last weekend we stayed close to home , did a bunch of errands and set up our sons archery target. He got a bow for his birthday and is having fun ( under strict supervision!) trying to hit the target. When the kids went to bed we binge watched some of our Chicago shows . On Sunday after Church we had coffee and donuts and chatted with our son’s friends and their Mom Crystal. Tuesday evening we met with our life Insurance agent to do a yearly review . Wednesday was Church class for the kids . This morning I went to the hair salon to tidy up my hair and get a little taken off. I ran some errands also. I have a little me time for now !
This evening we are supposed to go out to dinner with our neighbor Brandon (happy Birthday Brandon Nov 22!) and his Girlfriend Josette but I am not sure if it is still happening as her Grandma had to be taken to the emergency room this morning, I am not sure about the rest of the details as I write.Update:- We did not go out for dinner , Josette’s Grandma had pneumonia and was having trouble breathing, she is doing fine now. Oh well we have a chance to reschedule now!
We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and are expecting 18 people in total depending on how the great Grandparents are feeling. The Great Grandma is on oxygen to help her breathe and has good days and bad days. Everyone is bringing something so many hands make light work. We are looking forward to family time .
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Have a lovely week ahead and If you are celebrating Thanksgiving enjoy some family time, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies , how are you today ? It is a really nice 34 degrees and partly sunny as I write this at 7am. It is a nice break from the 4 degrees it was earlier this week. It was unseasonably cold ( even for Minnesota!!!) for mid November . We also got a little snow but it is gone now. Yesterday was gorgeous with sun and 32. I know a lot of you probably cannot appreciate 32 degrees being nice , but it is amazing how nice a warm up feels!
Last weekend was low key with a bunch of housework and laundry done . With a Mom , Dad and 4 kids it is a lot of pieces of clothing ! On Sunday after Church we went to the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast which is always so good and is our brunch for the day . Sunday night we had homemade loaded baked potato soup for dinner , it was very tasty ! Monday and the regular week came quickly and all the juggling there is to do to get through it!
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Good morning ladies ! I apologize for not posting last week . It was just another busy weekend of family time and did not have time to write. Our temperatures have got very cold , as low as 7F ( -13c) Yesterday. We also got one and a half inches of snow Wednesday. I am so not prepared for Winter in fall again! The week before the kids went trick or treating and the temps were on the Chilly side . We only spent an hour outside . We did not get it as bad as Cindy in Chicagoland who titled her post Merry Halloween after 7 inches of snow in Northern Illinois!
Last Sunday we went to my in-laws to celebrate 5 family Birthdays from September past to January. It is a big span but it is hard to meet up sometimes apart from Thanksgiving and Christmas this time of year. One of those Birthdays was for our son Oran who celebrated his 10th Birthday on Tuesday. He is so thoughtful , witty , kind and funny ! We will definitely keep him for another 10 years by which time he will be a young man , yikes !!
This weekend is going to be pretty low key. Are you doing anything special ?
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Good morning Ladies ! I am sorry I missed out on writing my post last week. I was just so busy I didn’t get time to fit it in. Last weekend on Friday we lit a fire in our pit . It was borderline too cold but we soon warmed up! Saturday was a busy day of housework and hanging out with the kids. On Sunday we travelled 90 minutes to celebrate the birthday of my Grandma-in-law who turned 85. It was a lovely lunch get together with 4 generations celebrating. She is a strong willed Lady who continues to drive and be Independent. She is involved in quilting with her Church where they send them to people in need. A great role model.
The week went by as usual with juggling of school and work ( we get through it every week!) The kids had Church class on Wednesday. Last night our Neighbor Brandon came over for dinner and some drinks and stayed to watch the baseball world series. This evening we are going out on a much needed date night together!! It is hard sometimes to make time with 4 kids but it is important to make time. Our Daughter will babysit , so it is responsibility for her. We are going to go to a cute little town 15 minutes away and have dinner with a few drinks .
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Have a lovely weekend everyone , enjoy fall/autumn while it is still here , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies ! How is your October going ? It is down to 34 degrees F and we had a dusting of snow last night ! I hope winter is not here in Autumn .
Last Saturday was pouring rain all day and we pretty much stayed home. I am glad we went to the orchard the previous Saturday! On Sunday we went to Church and after they had the first pancake breakfast for the October thru May period . They do it once a month and is so good. In the afternoon we spent some time outside enjoying the sunshine.
On Monday morning I went to the post office early to get stamps as I was mailing birthday cards for my Niece and Sister . I wanted airmail stamps and I got to the counter and asked for them and they were out ! I was amazed , that never happened before. So I left got in the car to leave turn the key and nothing. It would not start. A kind gentleman tried to jump start it with no luck . We figured it was the starter. So a tow truck was called and brought to the garage. I got a loaner car. turns out it was the starter.
The rest of the week was pretty normal , we had family night at school on Tuesday with pizza ( no cooking!) Wednesday night is Church class , and we get some alone time together for 45-50 mins , yay! Last night we did family movie night , the kids love that , we turn all the lights off and get the popcorn !
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Hello my beautiful friends and welcome to October ! It has been a wet few days here with lots of rain and clouds. The sun has made a brief appearance today ( very brief!) but tomorrow promises to be better . I know it could be worse with some places in the US and Canada getting s**w already !
Last Saturday morning we had soccer for the boys again and then decided after we came home to eat out and go to an apple orchard (with a winery!) and corn maze about an hours drive away. The maze was so fun and we had to go these 10 stations and answer a question. it was all bison related as the maze was constructed in the shape of one ! We surprised ourselves and got 8 out of 10. We came back from the maze and picked some lovely honey crisp apples, yum yum !
We spent about 3 fun hours there and were tired and ready for bed when we came home with apples and cider !
On Sunday we went to Church and had a pretty relaxing day. Monday was soccer and softball for the kids. Wednesday was the first evening of Church class, our youngest started in his pre k class and did very well for the active boy he is ! Last night we had a bonfire with friends over to enjoy with us.
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Good morning Ladies , welcome to the last post of September (yikes!) This month is moving fast, the kids are back at school 4 weeks now and the signs of Autumn/fall are everywhere. Certain trees are starting to change color and the weather is cooler in the mornings. We have been quite lucky that the days have mostly brought us sunshine.
Last weekend it was me alone against the kids. there was a mini college reunion that my love had to attend so I was Mom and Dad ! We did 3 hours of soccer then with our neighbor and his Daughter (she plays soccer too) went to Freddy’s (Mackenzie you need to go!) for lunch. We came home and the boys had a friend over for a sleepover. I got through a mountain of laundry too !
Sunday we went to Church and then in the afternoon there was softball. Monday and Tuesday was pretty straightforward and then Wednesday evening there was a mass/ service for our kids starting Church class for the year. They got to meet their teachers after and class starts next Wednesday. On Thursday after the kids went to bed we watched from dvr Chicago fire and Chicago pd . Do you watch those shows?
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Good afternoon ladies and happy Autumn ! It is a very changeable weather day here. it started in the early hours with rain then it was cloudy with strong winds and now it is sunny and nice.
We had a very warm week with temps in the high 80s figuring in the humidity. We got August temps in September and September temps in the last half of August !!
Last weekend was a fast one. We had soccer on Saturday , and my in-laws visited on Sunday . They came to watch our daughter play fall softball . On Monday we had a first, our 4 kids were playing/practicing sports all at the same time, the boys soccer and our daughter softball. A sign of things to come ?? My phone fell on Wednesday and the screen cracked 😦 I have insurance on it and had to wait two days to get the replacement but I was able to use an old one to get by.
I would like to thank everyone on the sweet compliments they gave me on the first photo I published of myself here. I was a little nervous but you all put me at ease !
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Good morning Ladies !! I am a day late with my weekly post , I was busy chatting with friends yesterday morning which was fun so here I am now .
Last weekend we had soccer in the morning and then I surprised our 9yr old with a trip to the le Duc Mansion for a civil war era day of activities with re – enactments with cannon and gun firing and also a look at games and toys kids played with in that era. There was spinning wheel demonstrations too. It was also featuring Women of the civil war this year with a lot of Ladies wearing beautiful period dresses. They had a demonstration and fashion show of all the different dress types from workwear to Sunday best. We also got to tour the beautiful mansion itself and how it is preserved .
Sunday we went to Church in the morning and and had a relaxing day at home. Our Daughter played her first volleyball game on Tuesday for her school. This is her first year playing and is enjoying it. She is also playing fall softball so is busy !
Our little guy had a slight choking incident on Wednesday evening eating a PBJ sandwich . He coughed it up but was in distress still so I took him to the ER to get checked out as a precaution. They said his breathing was fine . After drinking some water there he was in better form, more like himself , I think something might have been stuck in his throat and needed to be dislodged. He is back to normal and doing good in preschool.
This weekend has been pretty relaxing so far, we are starting to drain our pool . A sign of cooler times !
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Good morning Ladies ! Welcome from an overcast and cloudy Minnesota . The weather has cooled a little and is not as humid which I like . Last weekend on Saturday we pretty much stayed home . Then on Sunday afternoon we went to an Irish friends house for an evening barbecue . Their kid s are older than ours but they still had fun! The rest of the week was taken up with a lot of playdates for the kids with their friends .
Last night our friends Jordan and Angie came over for dinner along with their daughter Kayleigh. She is such a sweet girl (age 10) ! Their older daughter Madison is spending the summer with her Grandparents who live 2 hours away so we missed her. We ended the night with a fire and smores.
Back to school mode is still ongoing , the kids found out their teachers for next year yesterday. They seem very happy with the choices!
Today we are taking it easy , and then tomorrow we are hosting the extended family for an end of summer ( yikes, end of summer!!!) get together.
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Have a a beautiful weekend, what are you doing ? Take care , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies!! What are you doing this weekend ? We have a softball tournament going on since Thursday, the last one of the summer season called nationals . The Girls qualified for this great event after earlier wins throughout the year. It started on Thursday morning with a game , they lost , and then won their second Thursday afternoon . Then in the evening there was a parade where all the teams dress up !
Our team are the tigers and the girls picked out these full body tiger costumes from the 3 photos above. The only this is it was 95 degrees with a humidity feel of 105!! They persevered and got through it drinking lots of water. I felt bad for the guy in the tiger head . There were many cute teams , I wish I had taken more photos . We played two games Friday won one and lost one. We have our next at 9:30 this morning , phew!!
It has been a warm few days as said earlier, today is supposed to cool a bit.
The rest of the week was quite normal ! I have to get going soon!
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Good morning Ladies and happy August to you! The year is moving forward so fast even with covid 19 dominating everything . We a re doing our best to keep things as normal as possible . The kids are enjoying the pool most days , the weather is staying pretty warm so it is a good cool down to jump in the water! Today is only getting into high 70’s and it will be 70’s all week . It is my kind of weather I must admit!
Last weekend was nice and relaxing ! Everyone else took a trip to Fargo to visit my beloved spouse’s college roommate and their family and kids. They left Friday morning and came back on Sunday night! I got a little me time which was nice, well just the puppy and I ! He still needed minding. It was really strange not having a kid shout out looking for me! I got out to do some shopping and did a skype call with two good friends of mine.
Our neighbor Brandon , a single Dad and his daughter Maddi moved to a new house Yesterday. We are sad to see them go, they were wonderful , helpful, full of life neighbors. They moved about 4 miles away , so not too far , we will get to see them often!
We are having a nice weekend, pretty quiet, we met the new neighbor Lady. She was there with her friend repainting, her husband and 2 daughters were not there yet. The girls are close in age to two of our kids.
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Good morning Ladies! I took 2 weeks off, there were a few reasons , being busy with life , doing projects , and also not being motivated , a lot has to do with the unrest going on right now. I hope our country settles down and issues will be addressed through dialogue and love for each other. I am a glass half full person so always look on the bright side ! Moving on…
The kids are getting in full summer mode , the pool is getting lots of use and we have started friend playdates on a limited basis. They are happy to see other people apart from their siblings. . Last weekend we completed a project we were working on for a few weekends , a new dining table and benches ! I so wanted to tell everyone but it is completed now . It involved us all, husband wife and kids. It was made from simple construction lumber with the base painted and the tops being epoxyed giving a smooth shiny surface. You mix the clear epoxy by hand for 12 minutes straight ! It was all worth it , here are photos.
We are also working on our yard , adding pavers under our deck as a seperation from mulch and grass . Our puppy is doing well but in a naughty phase right now!!! He will chew anything he gets his teeth on. He loves to run in our enclosed back yard , and that tires him out.
I celebrated my birthday Thursday and was well looked after with gifts from family and friends. We are going to my in-laws on Sunday to celebrate 2 months and 5 peoples birthdays. The Great Grandma who shares my birthday will not be able to go though in these times we are living in .
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Good morning Ladies ! We are celebrating Memorial day weekend here in the United States. It is a time to honor the Men and Women who died in service to the country so we can have the freedoms we do today. God bless you all.
It is quite a different one this year with all the shutdowns due to covid 19. We will pretty much be at home , but might meet up with the in-laws also. Our pool did go up last weekend . And as i thought our 10 yr old and 7 yr old daredevils had to jump into the frigid water once it was filled!! Boys! It is raining this morning, I hope it dries up later though.The week up until now was very routine , we will try and get out and about today though with walks or bike rides .Please rate out of 10 this polka dot sequin cotton knit pleated dress from e Shakti , see hereShoutout !!- To Courtney and Jake on the birth of their first child the beautiful Scarlett Victoria on May 14th ! Congratulations toyou both💗Have a lovely weekend, Terri xo .